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Oct 31, 2016 12:43 PM

Manchester firefighter charged with simple assault during off-duty incident

MANCHESTER — A Manchester firefighter was arrested and charged with simple assault for an incident that happened at his home in Londonderry Saturday evening.

James Langley, 36, is charged with 1 count of simple assault. According to court paperwork, Londonderry police responded to Langley's home just before 8 p.m. A woman reported he had pushed her in the chest. Langley was arrested and notified the Manchester Fire Department directly.

Langley has been employed with the Manchester Fire Department since March of 2007, according to Fire Chief Daniel Goonan.

Chief Goonan referred to the situation as an off-duty incident that is not currently impacting his employment status.

Langley pleaded not guilty to the charge and is released on $1,500 bail. He is ordered to have no contact with the victim.

Langley is due back in court Dec. 6.

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